Readers' Custom Trucks - Readers' Rides - January 2005
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Rain, Sleet, Or SnowWho says you can't combine work with pleasure? For Charles Corbo of Orchard Park, New York, his '02 Chevy 1500 Silverado is not only his work truck but also his toy. Seeing as Charles lives near Buffalo, where winter snow storms throw down as much as 7 feet on the ground, one of his first modifications was to install a 7-1/2-foot Boss plow and a 3-inch body lift to not only drudge through the streets, but also make room for his 33-inch Futuras. Future interior modifications are in the works, but for now, this pickup is a true workhorse.
Midwest MayhemThis '99 Ford F-150 proudly belongs to Tello Villagran of Lamar, Colorado. Tello rolls down Colorado streets on 15-inch wheels while hidden behind dark, tinted windows. With an Alpine CD player and a Kicker amp, bulls and heifers alike have the pleasure of listening to the tunes blasting out of the cab while grazing on some fine Colorado grass.
Army BratPrivate James Smith of Carson, Colorado, is serving in the Army, yet still finds time to read Truckin' like a preacher reads The Bible. He is always trying to find new ideas for his '98 Chevy S-10. James' truck already has APC clear corners and taillights, a Xenon Aggressive body kit, custom tribal-flame window tint, and Street Scene mirrors. James plans on adding a tonneau, a new paintjob, Wings West spoiler, and a new drop kit. He wishes to thank the crew at Splosion Car/Truck Club in Oklahoma City for all of their hard work.
Pearly WhitesThis super clean-cut '98 Chevy Silverado, owned by Matt Jaffke of Rogersville, Missouri, is as organized and tight as the letter included with the picture. Listed modifications include a JBM billet grille, clear corner lenses, a polished Bow Tie emblem, and a third brake light cover. Matt changed his plaque-free Silverado to look extra clean and shiny by painting it a gleaming white. A Covercraft tonneau was added for extra protection and slick looks, as well as a Flowmaster exhaust system. Matt would like to add Euro taillights, American Racing wheels, and Euro headlights and parking lamps.
The Illest!Truckin' magazine fan, Gus Vaillamcourt of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, would like to see more Sierras in our pages. Well, here you go Gus. Included on this sick pickup is a K&N air intake, a Kicker amp, and an Alpine CD player. Gus and his friends in the Low Clearance truck club believe they have the illest trucks in town, and by the looks of this dubbed-out, spinning, 'bagged, dropped, and tinted truck, we think he may be right. Modesty can only hurt you in the long run when it comes to show trucks.
Fine Farm RigCory Litzinger of Havre, Montana, purchased this '91 GMC with a new paintjob and a GM 350 powerplant. That was where the fun began. Cory then added more to the truck by first installing clear headlights and corner taillights, adding American Racing Ventura wheels, BFGoodrich rubber, and then installed a 2-inch lift. Not yet satisfied, a tonneau was added, and then he went a little further by upgrading the sound system. The system is the best part of his truck, so he says, featuring 5-1/4-inch Resolution components, 8-inch mid-bass drivers, and an Alpine head unit. This is one heck of a hard-working farm rig.
Editor's Note: Getting your truck into Readers' Rides is a snap - of the camera, that is. All it takes is a couple of good-quality photos of your ride that are in focus and well lit. Due to the volume of mail we receive, we regret that we cannot return photographs. Please shoot and send photos of your truck only (no people, pets, Polaroids, or printouts) to: Truckin' Magazine, Readers' Rides, 2100 E. Howell Ave., Ste. 209, Anaheim, CA 92806. It is important that you include a detailed description of the modifications you have made to your truck, including any interesting stories behind it. This can include information about the buildup or any special history the truck has.